About QAS

Mission Statement
The Quincy Animal Shelter is committed to providing a caring shelter and eventual placement of adoptable animals; advocates for companion animals; provides education on the proper care of animals and promotes the understanding of the need to control the population of unwanted animals. The Shelter strives to be the leading resource in our community for facts and information about proper animal welfare while measurably changing consciousness in our community about the value and importance of pets in society.

The Quincy Animal Shelter is a volunteer-run organization. The Shelter relies completely on our volunteers and the community for support. Incorporated in November 1999 as a non-profit Massachusetts charity, we are also a recognized charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Since 1999 the Quincy Animal Shelter has placed more than 7,500 cats and dogs into loving and forever homes through out MA and New England.
  • As a "no kill" shelter, we make every effort to find the right home for every adoptable animal in our care. This means we exercise the same ethical and humane treatment of animals in our facility that you would for your own family feline or canine friend. Every animal receives age-appropriate vaccinations and, if old enough, is spayed or neutered before finding its forever family.
  • Delivering this type of care involves many volunteers, an active and dedicated management, and a lot of money. Our budget runs approximately $250,000 every year in order to keep doing what we do to help the dogs and cats of Quincy. Please visit our Volunteer and Wish List pages to find out about ways you can help.
  • Our capacity at the Shelter is limited to a maximum of 12 dogs and 15 to 25 cats, depending on ages and condition of the cats. Our dream is to eventually find a larger facility so that we can continue our mission on a larger scale and serve the continuous needs of the community and the animals.


Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269 | Phone: 617-376-1349 | Fax: 617-745-5736